Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) STCW Continued Competence Refresher

For holders with qualifying sea time

Course also known as: Continued Competence, CoST Revalidation, STCW 95 Revalidation, Basic Sea Safety

Revalidate your AMSA-issued Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) STCW if you have qualifying sea time.

Who should participate?

Certificate of Safety Training holders  with qualifying sea service.  Qualifying sea service is at least 12 months in total during the preceding 5 years before application, or 3 months in total during the preceding 6 months prior to revalidating. Find out more about AMSA's sea service requirements.

Certificate of Safety Training holders without qualifying sea service should complete our Revalidation course.

Course Entry Prerequisite

Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided upon enrolment:

  • STCW Certificate of Safety Training

Course Structure

Online Theory Component: 3 hours

The online theory component is delivered through the University of Tasmania's learning management system, MyLO.  The course requires a reasonable internet connection and a webcam to complete the assessment.

The online theory components consist of the following two theory modules:

  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

At the end of the modules there is an assessment; the assessment requires a 100% pass mark with unlimited attempts provided.

Please note - the online theory learning and assessment will need to be successfully completed 2 working days prior to attending AMC for the practical components.

Day 1 – Survival Practical Component: 1400-1700

The survival practical component consists of the following activities:

  • Survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment


Day 2 – Fire Practical Component: 0800-1530

The fire practical component consists of the following activities:

  • Fight and extinguish fires


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the course:

Sea Survival and Fire Fighting Continued Competence for holders of Certificates of Safety Training, Navigational Watch Rating and Engine Room Watch Rating (AMSA approved).  Meeting the relevant competencies from:

  • Personal Survival Techniques - STCW Code Table A-VI/1-1
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting - STCW Code Table A-VI/1-2

*100% attendance, full participation in practical exercises and successful completion of all online theory assessments is required.

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

Accepted By 

Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping  |  Bahamas Maritime Authority  |  Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  |  Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands  |  Marine Department of Hong Kong  |  Liberian Registry  |  Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator  |  Panama Maritime Authority


  • Duration: Online Training: 3 hours; Day 1: 1400-1700; Day 2: 0800-1530
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Course Options: (including GST)
    17-18 June 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    01-02 July 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    15-16 July 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    19-20 August 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    28-29 August 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    25-26 September 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    15-16 October 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    28-29 October 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    13-14 November 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    05-06 December 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060
    12-13 December 2024 | Launceston, TAS | $1,060

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